The absence of India’s indigenous empires in school textbooks is a concerning issue, and it has been a topic of discussion for quite some time. Recently, actors Chiyaan Vikram and Karthi expressed their disappointment on this matter, stating that the lack of coverage of India’s rich history is a major concern. The actors specifically mentioned the absence of the Chola dynasty in textbooks, which is the central focus of the popular historical fiction novel, Ponniyin Selvan.
Ponniyin Selvan is a five-volume historical fiction novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy, which narrates the story of the Chola dynasty in the 10th century. The novel has been widely acclaimed for its portrayal of the dynasty’s history, culture, and politics. The Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in Indian history, and it is known for its naval and military strength, as well as its patronage of the arts.
Despite its importance in Indian history, the Chola dynasty is not adequately covered in school textbooks, and this has been a concern for many. Chiyaan Vikram, who will be playing the role of Aditya Karikalan in the upcoming film adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan, expressed his disappointment on this issue in a recent interview. He stated that the lack of coverage of India’s indigenous empires in textbooks is a major concern, and that it is essential for students to learn about the rich history of their country.
Karthi, who will be playing the role of Vandiyadevan in the film, also expressed his disappointment on this issue. He stated that the Chola dynasty was one of the most powerful empires in the world at that time, and that it is essential for students to learn about it. He added that it is unfortunate that students in India learn more about the history of other countries than their own.
The absence of the Chola dynasty and other indigenous empires in school textbooks has been a topic of discussion for many years. Historians and scholars have pointed out that the focus on European history in school textbooks has resulted in the neglect of India’s rich history. This has led to a lack of awareness among students about the contributions of their own country to the world.
It is important to note that India’s history is not limited to the Mughal and British periods, which are extensively covered in school textbooks. India has a rich history that dates back to ancient times, and it is essential for students to learn about it. The Chola dynasty, for instance, made significant contributions to the fields of art, architecture, literature, and science, and it is essential for students to learn about these contributions.
The film adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the Chola dynasty and its contributions to Indian history, and it is hoped that this will lead to greater coverage of India’s indigenous empires in school textbooks in the future.